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@Rochester — July 13, 2007


Today's Forecast:
Afternoon Showers, 76°
Tomorrow: Isolated Thunderstorms, 85°

In Today's Issue

  • Wilmot Cancer Center Studies New Chemo Pill
  • Robert Haggerty Profiles Legendary Pediatrician in New Book
  • Volunteers to Build New Neighborhood Playground
  • Senior Named Pre-Season All-American
  • Event Highlight: Italian Organ Mini-Concert
  • Rochester in the News: Review of Joan Shelley Rubin's Songs of Ourselves , Alumnus Nominated as Ambassador to Libya
  • In Higher Ed: Potter Has Limited Effect on Reading Habits

News and Announcements

Wilmot Cancer Center Studies New Chemo Pill for Lymphoma
Doctors at the University’s James P. Wilmot Cancer Center are the first in the world to study a new, targeted agent that zeroes in on certain lymphomas.   Read more...

Robert Haggerty Profiles Legendary Pediatrician in New Book
Charles A. Janeway: Pediatrician to the World’s Children (Harvard University Press), a new book cowritten by Robert Haggerty, chair emeritus of pediatrics at Rochester, profiles one of the most prominent pediatricians of the 20th century.   Read more...

Volunteers to Build New Playground in Lyell Otis Neighborhood
Volunteers from the Injury Free Coalition for Kids, based out of the Golisano Children’s Hospital at Strong’s Emergency Department, will help build a new playground at JP Riley Park on Saturday, July 14, as part of a $60,000 grant awarded to the coalition, the Lyell Otis Neighborhood Association, and the City of Rochester.    Read more...

Senior Named Pre-Season All-American
Rochester wide receiver Jay Jay Vanderstyne has been named a pre-season first team All-American by Street & Smith’s College Football Yearbook. He will be a senior this fall.   Read more...


July 15
Italian Organ Mini-Concert: A 25-minute presentation and mini-recital on the Italian Baroque organ. Memorial Art Gallery, 1 p.m. Free with gallery admission.  

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Rochester in the News

New York Sun (July 12)
"The Old World of American Readers"
A review of Songs of Ourselves: The Uses of Poetry in America (Harvard University Press), a new book by Joan Shelley Rubin, professor of history, explores how the public reading audience approaches literary work—in this case, poetry. “Matthew Arnold held that the ideal of reading is ‘to see the thing as in itself it really is.’ But for most of the readers Ms. Rubin studies, poems were too charged with emotion and association to admit of such objectivity,” the reviewer notes.    Read more...

The Washington Post (July 12)
"Bush Nominates Ambassador to Libya"
Rochester graduate Gene Cretz '72 has been nominated by President Bush as the U.S. ambassador to Libya, a country with which the United States has not had formal diplomatic relations since 1980. The appointment of Cretz, a longtime foreign service officer who is currently deputy chief of mission at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, must be approved by the Senate. The Associated Press story was also reported in USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Guardian, and other outlets.   Read more...

In Higher Education

New York Times (July 11)
"Potter Has Limited Effect on Reading Habits"
“Of all the magical powers wielded by Harry Potter, perhaps none has cast a stronger spell than his supposed ability to transform the reading habits of young people. . . . [As] the series draws to a much-lamented close, federal statistics show that the percentage of youngsters who read for fun continues to drop significantly as children get older, at almost exactly the same rate as before Harry Potter came along.”   Read more...

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